College of Liberal Arts to host open house and scholarship give-away

Time: 3-5 p.m.
Location: Wood Center Ballroom

The University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Liberal Arts will host its fifth annual open house and scholarship give-away event, We Are CLA, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, from 3-5 p.m. in the Wood Center ballroom.

Local high school students and their parents will find valuable information on CLA’s 40-plus degrees and have ample opportunity to get to know the faculty. Current UAF students who are undeclared, or who are new and returning liberal arts students, can schedule advising appointments, declare their majors and gather information about student activities.

Five lucky participating students will receive scholarship awards worth $500 each. Students must be present to win. Scholarships are provided by CLA’s alumni and donors.

We Are CLA showcases the disciplines, research, faculty and student activities of the College of Liberal Arts. Programs range from anthropology to English to women’s, gender and sexuality studies. Students are invited to investigate the CLA experience firsthand.

The event will include demonstrations from each of the college’s 20 departments. They’ll include a mock crime scene investigation, a chance to hold human brains and specimens, a musical instrument petting zoo, investigative journalism activities and much more.

The UAF Financial Aid Office, National Student Exchange, International Student Exchange, Student Support Services, the Honors Program, the Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity and the Student Leadership and Involvement Office will also be on-site to share valuable information for new and continuing students.

The College of Liberal Arts, the largest of UAF’s academic units, includes the arts, humanities, social sciences and language disciplines across 20 departments.

Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.


CONTACTS: Naomi Horne, 907-474-6464,; Kathy Nava, 907-474-6542,